Get Ready to Ride at Overland Expo East

Between the warm days, cool evenings, and fall colors, October is prime riding season in the Mid-Atlantic region. Overland Expo East is chock full of inspiration to fuel your next adventure, so join us in Arrington, Virginia, from October 7-9, 2022, for motorcycle camping, classes, and fun!

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Get Trained!

Classes are the cornerstone of Overland Expo. Between hands-on riding and engaging classroom sessions, we’ve got education programs to prepare you for all your adventure ambitions. 

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Day- and Weekend-Pass attendees can join in any of our classroom sessions, taught by fantastic instructors, such as Sam Manicom, Greg and Melanie Turp, and The Sidecar Guys. Swing over to the ADVMoto Skills Area for practical classes about maintenance, roadside repairs, and tire changing in the field. For helpful travel tips and inspiring stories from other two-wheeled adventurers, check out the Backcountry Skills and Overland Essentials Areas. The full class list is coming soon– stay tuned!

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If you’re an adventure rider and want to take your skills to the next level, the Motorcycle Expedition Skills Area (MESA) is for you. Instructed by Bill Dragoo and his team from Dragoo Adventure Rider Training (DART), you’ll learn the ADV riding skills that will take you confidently off the beaten path on our custom-built training course. To take part in MESA classes, you’ll need an Overland Experience ticket and your own motorcycle.

READ MORE: Instructor Spotlight: The Sidecar Guys

Learn to Ride at Overland Expo!

If you’ve never ridden a motorcycle before, or you’ve got friends who have yet to experience the fun of riding, check out the Ride With Us Moto Intro program. The Motorcycle Industry Council is bringing their free class to Overland Expo, and you’ll learn the fundamentals of motorcycle riding. In under an hour, you’ll be taking turns around the Ride With Us closed course on a lightweight dirt bike in a safe, supportive environment.  

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Demo Rides, Rally Games, and Riding Skills Challenge!

Bring your riding gear to Overland Expo East to demo the Yamaha Tenere 700. If you’ve been eyeing the Ultimate Overland Motorcycle Build, this is your chance to take a spin on one of the best mid-weight ADV motorcycles on the market. 

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After you demo the Tenere, put your riding finesse to the test on our custom-built training course during the new Freestyle Skills Session. All Weekend Pass and Overland Experience ticket-holders can try their throttle hand on a variety of terrain challenges Motorcycle Expedition Skills Area. With sand, ruts, logs, and hills, the course is full of obstacles for you to test your skills on! Bring your own bike to the course on Sunday between 8 AM-10 AM, and the MESA training team will be on-site to give you pointers.

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Overland Expo’s Rally Games are a rockin’ good time! Following the Freestyle Skills Session on the MESA course, jump in for the Slow Race, Limbo Contest, and Barrel Roll Challenge. From 10 AM-12 PM on Sunday, go slow, get low, and roll your way to some great prizes. You’ll need your own bike and riding gear for the Rally Games, plus a Weekend Pass or Overland Experience ticket.

Don’t Miss the Moto Party!

The Rider Justice Moto Party is one of the best parts of Overland Expo and is a great place to gather with friends and celebrate the motorcycle community. Your ticket includes dinner, drinks, live music, and awesome moto raffle prizes. The Rider Justice Moto Party sells out at every event, so don’t forget to get your add-on ticket to take part in the fun!

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Ride to Arrington in Style and Camp All Weekend!

No matter what direction you’re coming from to get to Overland Expo, we’ve got a great route for you. Our Trips & Trails on The Compass is loaded with overland motorcycle rides that are way more fun than just slabbing it all the way to Virginia. 

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Once you’re on-site at East, the Motorcycle Campground at Overland Expo is a blast and a half! Pack your panniers and grab a Weekend Pass with Camping or Overland Experience ticket and spend the weekend with all your new best riding buddies.

Overland Expo East is always awesome! Whether you join us for a day or camp out for the long haul, grab your riding gear and get ready for a great event and loads of two-wheeled inspiration.

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